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Intellectual Property

We recognize the importance of intellectual property whether through a patent, licensing of software, copyright, invention disclosures, trademarks, or trade secrets.


Since 1947 we have earned more than 1,400 U.S. patents. As part of a long-held tradition, patent rights arising from sponsored research at the Institute can be assigned to the client. SwRI generally retains the rights to Institute-funded advancements. We also help clients pursue patents for their sponsored research. If you are interested in licensing SwRI IP, contact our General Counsel’s Office at +1 210 522 5560.


Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
7,236,876 06/25/2007 Use of Transient Data to Derive Steady State Calibrations for Dynamic Systems

Jayant V. Sarlashkar; Charles E. Roberts Jr.; Scott J. Schneider

4,546,735 10/14/1985 Valve Actuator

Glenn B. O'Neal

6,769,393 08/02/2004 Valve System for Internal Combustion Engine

Stanley K. Widener; David P. Branyon; Barry E. Westmoreland

3,910,494 10/06/1975 Valveless Combustion Apparatus

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.

11,121,463 09/14/2021 Van Atta Antenna Array with Patch Elements and Substrate Integrated Waveguide

Dorel Marius Necsoiu; Brad D. Moore; Emilio Martinez, Jr.

3,627,456 12/13/1971 Vanes for Fluid Power Converter

Charles R. Gerlach

3,578,417 05/10/1971 Vaporizing Sulfur from Ore by Direct Contact with Heated Pebbles

John M. Dale

5,291,136 02/28/1994 Variable Angle Eddy Current Probe

William R. Van der Veer; Glenn M. Light

9,512,871 12/06/2016 Variable Area Journal Bearing

Charles E. Roberts Jr.

5,331,928 07/25/1994 Variable Compression Piston

Charles D. Wood